All about Glaucoma
Minimally invasive procedures
Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery is the latest advance in surgical treatment for glaucoma, which aims to reduce intraocular pressure by either increasing outflow of aqueous humor or reducing its production. MIGS comprises a group of surgical procedures which share common features. MIGS procedures involve a minimally invasive approach, often with small cuts or micro-incisions through the cornea that causes the least amount of trauma to surrounding scleral and conjunctival tissues. While some of these procedures have traditionally been labelled MIGS and others have not, in common they are minimally invasive though they differ in mechanism of action.
The Hydrus Microstent is a small flexible scaffold inserted into the natural drainage channel of the eye to lower eye pressure and reduce the need for eye drop medication.